LeadHers

The first confidence-building incubator for women leaders at UQ. 

LeadHers is targeted at women across all disciplines who are, or want to become, a manager, entrepreneur, researcher or academic. The program aims to support women to become more confident in their leadership capabilities while exploring common challenges most professional female leaders face in their career. All female-identifying students, staff and alumni are welcome to apply. 

Applications for LeadHers Autumn are now closed. 

As part of the LeadHers program you will:

  • increase your self-awareness and reflection skills
  • understand elements that undermine your confidence and how to combat them
  • network and learn from leading female speakers
  • learn strategies and actions to become a confident leader
  • have access to resources and networks to support your development after the program finishes.

LeadHers Autumn online program

Throughout six weeks, LeadHers will be delivered in a mixed mode of self-paced activities, peer mentoring and live sessions.

  • 07 May. Being you with confidence
    This live Zoom session will run from 4-5.30pm. 
    In the first week, we'll let you know how to make the most of LeadHers. You'll hear an expert talk live on presenting with confidence, followed by a Q&A and a chance to connect with each other. 
  • 11 May. Creating and running a community with confidence
    This session is pre-recorded and you can watch at your own pace. 
    Learn from a panel of amazing women who share how they created empowering communities. Our panellists include Holly Tattersall (Founder & CEO of Women in Digital), Isabella Richards (Founder & President of UQ Women's Network) and Mary-Anne Anderson (SheEO Activator). 
  • 18 May. Writing with confidence
    In this session, you will learn how to use confident language in a range of communication styles, from emails and assignments to business plans, proposals, and academic papers. 
  • 21 May. LeadHers community check-in
    This live session will run on Zoom from 4-5pm. 
    Online live session hosted by Cayetana Martinez (LeadHers Program Manager). 
  • 25 May. Leading with confidence
    This session is pre-recorded and you can watch at your own pace. 
    Entrepreneur in Residence Ran Heimann (Founder and CEO of Haystack) will interview UQ Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship) Dr Jessica Gallagher on the opportunities and challenges she's faced throughout her career in senior leadership roles. 
  • 04 June. Asking questions, with confidence
    The live Zoom session will run from 4-5.30pm. 
    This session will be a live Q&A and include speed mentoring with prominent female leaders and entrepreneurs Danielle Duell and Pauline Fetaui. All participants will attend the session via Zoom and be asked to have at least one question ready for the panellists.
  • 11 June. Putting yourself out there with confidence
    This session is pre-recorded and you can watch at your own pace. 
    Personal branding expert Anita Siek will show you how to utilise personal messaging, self-advocacy, networking and social media to advance your career. 

All resources used throughout the program will be shared with the LeadHers community. You will be asked to keep a journal reflecting on each session.

LeadHers is open to all female-identifying students, staff and recent alumni from all backgrounds and levels at UQ.

You are required to attend all live Zoom sessions.

LeadHers Winter

Applications open 1 July 2020
Program commences Thursday, 6 August 2020 from 4-6pm